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Charlie Chaplin's "The Cure"




Charlie Chaplin's 60th Film Released April 16 1917

The Cure is a short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

Chaplin plays a drunk who checks into a health spa to dry out, but his suitcase full of alcohol does not aid him in this pursuit. Along the way he aggravates a large man and seduces a young lady, as Chaplin's characters are often wont to do.

The film featured Chaplin's frequent co-stars Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, John Rand, James T. Kelley, Albert Austin, and Frank J. Coleman.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007832/


Audio/Visual sound, color
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Reviewer: Puck30 - - January 1, 2010
Subject: Near Perfection
This is my favorite all time Chaplin. EVERYBODY is on top of their game in this one This is 20 mins. of as close to comedy perfection as you are going to see. I grew up with this version of wacky music & sound effects. So to me it's no big deal. Charlie's greastest foil Eric Campbell is here. One can only imagine what great films Eric & Charlie could have combined in as his untimely death would happen in 8 months. Also check out 'Easy Street'.
Reviewer: stacy27 - - April 17, 2008
Subject: Ahh...memories!
This was one of the very first Chaplin films I ever saw. I remember my Mom watched it with me and she rolled on the floor laughing. Literally! No kiddin! Its good to see it again after these years and Chaplin is a big part of my heart. Always has been.

I gave this film 4 stars for Chaplin's genius. I didnt think it deserved 5 stars because of the wacky sound effects and somewhat annoying music. I dont think this one featured this kind of music and sound effects when I saw it on Turner Classic Movies. Maybe Im wrong. But in any case...ITS CHAPLIN! THANK YOU for featuring this film here. Mens a lot to me.....and so many others Im sure. x
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